Thursday, November 21, 2013

Leak :(


A few days after I filled up the 65 gallon I found a crack along the bottom!! :(
I quickly took everything out of it, and empty the water.  A few days ago I took it outside and rinsed it out really well to get any left over debris out.  After sealing it I had to let it sit for two days.  I filled it up less than a quarter of the way full, and it hasn't leaked since!

Now I'm going to bring it inside and fill it up for real, hopefully the aquascape looks as good as it did last time...

That's it, just a quick update! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

65 gallon progress report


I just started filling, and planting my 65 gallon tank today.  Here are some pictures from the beginning of the setup process.  I'm going to apologize in advance for terrible pictures...

This was the first day I had the tank.  I filled it up outside to make sure there were no leaks.  Thank goodness it was safe! :)

First time I turned on the lights.  One of the two fixtures still doesn't work, but I'm going to get that taken care of ASAP.  I have three plant bulbs, and one that still works that came with the tank.

IDK about other people, but when I get fish supplies I feel like a kid at Christmas time!

Well I'l upload the rest later.  My computer is being slow right now, and won't upload the rest! :(

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

POTM, 65 gallon, new project, and more!

Alright, I know it's been way to long since my last post.  Sorry, I'm just horrible at keeping up with posting on my blog.  (February 2012 was the most recent post on any of my other blogs, I'm doing good here!)

First some exciting news.  I found a $30 65 gallon tank at goodwill last month! Which I, of course, bought.  This is going to be my South American Biotope now.
Eventually it will have this stocking:
Amazon Sword
Green Cabomba
Water Sprite
Dwarf Hairgrass
Dwarf Pennywort
Jungle Vallisneria (Red if I can find it!)
2 Bolivian Rams
10 Glowlight tetras
10 Rummynose tetras
1 Angelfish
8 Corydoras Melini
2 Albino Bristlenose Plecos

My 55 gallon tank will be my Platy breeding project! I am going to divide it three ways - Males, Females, and Fry.

Lastly (for now) I am entering my family dog into the POTM (Pet of the Month) competition on the Fish Forum :)  Here are the pictures
 Isn't she cute?? :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013



It seems that I most likely have a male, female pair of rams! They have engaged in "lip locking" which is a breeding behavior apparently.  They have also been chasing other fish away from the caves in the tank.  I'm going to get some bloodworms for them so that they'll get a little fattened up, they are severely malnourished right now.  I believe they've paired up, as they won't even let my platys near them.  Unfortunately for them the Plecos won't go away, and will attack them if they try.

More later.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New fish!


In the last week I've gotten 6 new fish in my 55 gallon tank.  2 Bolivan rams, and 4 mickey mouse platys! Kol, Rebekah, Fox, and Annabelle are the platys, and the rams aren't named, yet.  I'm still trying to determine what gender the rams are... It's very difficult! Hopefully when they're more settled in it'll be easier!

Pictures later!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fish Stunting

I found a really good article about fish stunting today.  I think everybody who owns, or has every owned fish should read this! The article brings up some really good points that most people don't think about.  I hope you'll take some time and read it!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cinder pictures!

Here are some more pictures of Cinder.

These aren't the best pictures, because they were taken on my iPod, but they show his coloration much better than the last one!! :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Haven't posted in a while, but my tanks are still doing pretty good.  The class tank is cycled and has  him ------------------------------------------->
in it!

Cinder is a male dragon scale halfmoon plakat Betta.  Most amazing pet store Betta find since Damien, my black Betta.

A true halfmoon is pretty rare at a pet store, and so is a plakat that isn't labeled "Female Betta".  So a true halfmoon plakat labeled as a male, that is also a dragonscale is such a rare find that as soon as I saw him I knew he was the fish I was getting! I considered a veiltail, but it came down to Cinder, or the (gorgeous) red veiltail with ripped fins.  Obviously I made the choice of the healthy, rare fish.  I didn't even know he was a full halfmoon until I got him home!

Well enough bragging for today :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fish class

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! Part of it is that I wasn't allowed to clean my tanks because I was injured.

Next Tuesday I'm starting a proper fish keeping class! Week one is just setting up the tank.  I'm going to be taking care of the class tank, and hopefully each of the kids will have their own to take care of at home.  I think it's going to be a lot of fun, and I'm going to get a new Betta, so I'm happy :) So far I have 5 students for sure, and 2 more maybes.

Here's a picture of my 55 gallon from a few days ago! Hopefully the rest of the wood will sink soon.  Then I just need my hollowed log, and some more rocks.

I'm planting my 6.6 today, so I'll post pictures later most hopefully, after I get rid of some of that algae! Maybe I'll move one of my bristlenoses over for a little while?  They'd be so full after hanging out in there for a little while.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

1st Tetra Spawning


My Glowlight Tetras are currently spawning! Meaning breeding! So I might get baby Glowlight Tetras! I'm really excited.  I will get a video, and post it later.  They've been laying eggs in the Cabomba, I think.  Of course there's about 2 males for every female, and the females don't seem too happy about that.  All 10 of them are frantically swimming around the tank right now, it's pretty funny to watch.  Last test was yesterday:
Ammonia - 0
Nitrites - 0
Nitrates - 30
pH - 6
Currently the temperature is 78F.

I'm really happy, because that means that they're happy, and that the water parameters are good enough for them.  :)  Yay!

Anyways, more later.